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Why Intersession? presented to Faculty Senate Executive Committee January 23, 2013. Why intersession?. Benefits of intersession Enrollment potential Course offerings Implications and implementation Academic calendar. Some Benefits of Intersession.

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Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Why Intersession?

presented to

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

January 23, 2013


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Why intersession?

  • Benefits of intersession

  • Enrollment potential

  • Course offerings

  • Implications and implementation

  • Academic calendar


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Some Benefits of Intersession

  • Opportunity to increase enrollment and revenue

  • Unique educational offerings that can focus on a single subject in small, intimate classes

  • Supports Finish in Four and improved graduation rates

  • More time between fall and spring for research, projects, and course preparation

  • Greater use of University facilities

  • Smoother spring semester start-up


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Enrollment Potential

Assuming 3 credits per course and an average tuition rate of $300/credit would yield about $2M in tuition revenue for Stony Brook in 2012.


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Course Offerings

Opportunity for innovative, engaging teaching and research

  • Intensive language study

  • Re-envisioned General Education courses

  • Capstone design experience

  • Distance learning

  • Internships

  • Study Abroad

  • Undergraduate research experiences

  • “Boot camps”

  • Immersion-style courses

  • Field research

The Academic Offerings sub-committee is developing recommendations, and is looking for participants.


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Implications and Implementation

  • Committees assembled to explore implications and propose implementation plans

    • Academic Calendar and Faculty Advisory Group

    • Academic Offerings

    • Communications and Marketing

    • Financials

    • Records and Registration

    • University Services


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Credit Hour Requirements

14 class days

Additional contact hours may be substituted for preparation hours, but not vice versa.


Why intersession presented to faculty senate executive committee january 23 2013

Impact on Academic Calendar

Comparison of Academic Calendars

with and without Intersession

2014 Calendar Year